Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Sunny Weekend in Sicily

Sunny Weekend in Sicily

JFRC students enjoying the beautiful ruins of Sicily.

Over the weekend of February 19-21st, 40 students, accompanied by the crew of Dr. Sander Evers, the Beazley family, Dr. Lambert, and SLAs Elly, Sam & Mike, were exposed to the adventure that was Sicily. SLAs Sam and Elly did an incredible job planning this voyage for the JFRC students. After flying in through Palermo, they visited the cathedral and cloister of Monreale, explored through the ruins of Selinunte, and had an amazing dinner which included a lot of delicious seafood in Agrigento. The next day, the group headed to the Valley of the Temples, followed by a stop in Piazza Armerina to tour the Villa Romana and its world renowned mosaics. The day ended with an unforgettable dinner in Taormina. Sunday included a tour of the Greco-Roman Theatre which had a breathtaking view of not only the sea and the town, but also the majestic Mt. Etna. Sicily captured the hearts of many, if not all, of the students, with its beautiful and varied geography, amazing food, and magic.